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Paris and Cairo ink $2.26 billion deals

French President François Hollande signed several deals worth about €2 billion ($2.26 billion) with Egypt during his visit to Cairo, the Elysee said on Monday. The deals included a military telecommunications satellite which is expected to be built by France’s Airbus Space Systems and Thales Alenia Space. As part of its deal with France, Egypt […]

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Ghana Backs Turkey in Fight against Terrorism

Ghanaian president John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday indicated that Ghana stands in solidarity with Turkey in the fight against terrorism. “We stand in solidarity with Turkey on the issue of terrorism and the situation in Syria,” Mahama told Turkish President Erdogan who was in Ghana for a two day official visit. After bilateral talks with […]

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Daech has Completely Changed its Tactics, CBIJ Director

The terrorist Islamic State group or Daech has radically changed its tactics, said Abdelhak Khiam, Director of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) on the morrow of the dismantling of a ten-member terrorist cell in Morocco. The weapons and substances seized as well as the militants’ training leave little doubt that Daech has changed […]

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Rwanda: Imam, suspected IS scout, killed

Rwandan security forces killed Saturday an imam suspected to be an IS recruiter in the small central Africa country. Muhammad Mugemangango, a deputy imam at Kimiromko, in the capital Kigali was gunned down Saturday after he tried to flee as police took him on board a vehicle heading to his house for a search. “He […]

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Egypt seeks $1bln loan from China

Egypt’s central bank is expected to borrow one billion dollars in a concessional loan from China to help shore up its foreign reserves. The loan agreement will be sealed during the visit the Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying to Egypt this week, Egyptian ambassador in Beijing announced Sunday. The North African nation’s foreign reserves […]

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Tunisia: US warns of possible attack on shopping Mall

The American Embassy in Tunisia says it has received information on possible terrorist attacks in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, and urges its citizens to stay away from the Mall in Berges du Lac area. The Embassy gave no further details. But Tunisia security forces have been on high alert since the 24 November suicide bombing […]

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Libya: IS headache for France, UN urges factions to okay peace deal

The French Defense Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday urged Rival parties in Lybia to reach a deal to create a new unity government in order to stop Islamic State jihadists from taking over the North Africa country. “There must be an intra-Libyan accord between these two rival factions, or else Daesh will win,” Jean-Yves […]

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Egypt not endorsing Russian crash findings

Russia concluded its investigations on the crashing of the Metrojet Airbus flight on 31 October over the Sinai Peninsula considering it as “a terrorist act” but Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said the Egyptian committee is the sole officially mandated authority allowed to release findings of the crash that is already claimed by the Islamic […]

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Paris attack: German police arrest Algerian suspect

German police have arrested an Algerian man in a refugee reception centre in connection with the attacks in Paris, officials said on Monday. The man who was detained at an asylum seeker shelter in the town of Arnsberg in central-west Germany, told Syrian asylum seekers in recent days  that “fear and terror” would be spread […]

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Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta “tired” of ICC’s “interference”

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta said on Sunday his country was “tired of interference” in its internal affairs from the International Criminal Court (ICC,) urging The Hague based court to keep off Kenya. He said the Government should be given room to run its affairs peacefully without disturbing the existing peace in the country.  “That is […]

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